Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Canada - Folklore/Mythology

 - 28 items found in your search
Canada - Folklore/Mythology

Click on Title to view full description

 
HARPOON OF THE HUNTER., Markoosie.  Foreword by James H. McNeill.
21 Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill. HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1970 0773501029 / 9780773501027 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Germaine Arnaktauyok. 
81 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "The hero of this story, young Kamik, achieves manhood during the hunt for a wounded polar bear and his long journey home alone, after his companions have been killed. The first piece of (Inuit) fiction to be published in English describes life in the Canadian Arctic before the coming of the white man. It is an astonishing tale of a people struggling for survival in a brutal environment. (The author) lives deep inside the Arctic Circle at Resolute Bay, Northwest Territories. He was the first Canadian (Inuit) to hold a commercial flying licence and works as a pilot taking charter flights in and out of the Arctic." Book is clean and bright. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER.  AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED., Martin, Horace T.
22 Martin, Horace T. CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER. AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED.
Montreal Wm. Drysdale 1892 First Edition Hard Cover Good Inscribed by Publisher.
238 pp, 9 1/4" H. Brown cloth, bevelled boards, gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Inscribed on verso of frontispiece by the publisher: "To John Irwin Esq / of St. Andrews / Que / Feb. 1st / William F. Drysdale." Over 50 b&w illustrations (collated). Contents: Introduction; Mythology and Folklore; Mammoth Beavers; The European Beaver; The More Important American Rodents; Life History of the Canadian Beaver; Geographical Distribution; Engineering Accomplish-ments; Economic Considerations; Chemico-Medical Properties; Importance in Trade and Commerce; Uses of the Beaver in Manufactures; Hunting the Beaver; Experiments in Domestication; Anatomy - Osteology - Taxidermy; The Beaver in Heraldry; Appendices: Photo-copies from Original Documents - 1721-1726; Samuel Hearne's Account of the Beaver; Plaptypsyllus Castoris. Bookplate on front pastedown, a fe pages ahe rough edges due to opening, a few page edge tears archivally taped, light browning to edgews of text block, wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge and corner wear, wrinkling to cloth on spine, wrinkling/bubbling to cloth on front board, two very small dents on bottom edge of rear board, some light staining and color variation on cloth boards, some darkening to spine color. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE MISSISSAUGAS,, Mills, W. Gordon.  Illustrations by Saul Mamakeesick.
23 Mills, W. Gordon. Illustrations by Saul Mamakeesick. LEGENDS OF THE MISSISSAUGAS,
Altona / Natural Heritage, (Toronto), 1992. 
48 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0969572905 "An epic retelling in poetic form of the creation myth of the Mississaugas. The author of the poem, W. Gordon Mills, was a businessman with the T. Eaton Company in Toronto in 1923 when he wrote the poem. He was later to serve as Deputy Minister of National Defence for Naval Services in the Second World War. In recognition of his wartime work he was named a Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG). The poem is illustrated by eleven paintings, specially commissioned for this publication. The paintings are the work of Saul Mamakeesick, a young Cree/Ojibway artist from Sandy Lake in Northern Ontario. Mamakeesick's art shows the influence of the Woodland School of Native Art which first began to depict Anishinabeg legendary heroes in its art in the early 1970s." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NORVAL MORRISSEAU:  RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION., Morrisseau, Norval.  Preface by Robert Houle.  Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein.
24 Morrisseau, Norval. Preface by Robert Houle. Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein. NORVAL MORRISSEAU: RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION.
Toronto Key Porter 2007 1552637263 / 9781552637265 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Norval Morrisseau. 
160 pp, 12 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of Morrisseau's striking artwork. "In three essays, and the quotations that accompany the paintings, we learn about Morrisseau's approach to his work and the important historical and cultural influences that shaped his art. He tells us, in his own words, about his travels to the dream-like House of Invention, his source of inspiration for both content and colour. (W)e learn of the myths and legends of his ancestors, which had a profound influence on his brush, and how they relate to his work. The book now contains some of the most complex and colourful paintings the artist has ever produced and is complemented by an essay by Donald C. Robinson, in which he describes the painter's unique approach to the physical act of painting, and explains how Morrisseau has developed as a master technician and colourist despite having little formal training." Contents: Foreword; Collecting Norval Morrisseau; Preface; Travels to the House of Invention; Paintings; Tales of Copper Thunderbird; Norval the Born Artist; Chronology; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index. Tiny minor bump at bottom of both hinges, two small areas of several tiny shallow dents on front panel and one separate tiny shallow dent on the front panel. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small areas of several tiny shallow dents on front panel and one separate tiny shallow dent on the front panel, very light rub lines on panels - four resulting in shallow line indentations, 1" tear at top of front hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE RAVEN STEALS THE LIGHT., Reid, Bill and Bringhurst, Robert.
25 Reid, Bill and Bringhurst, Robert. THE RAVEN STEALS THE LIGHT.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1988 0888946074 / 9780888946072 Soft Cover Fine Bill Reid. 
91 pp, 10 1/2" H. "The ten masterful, complex (b&w) drawings by Bill Reid and the ten episodes from Haida mythology, told by Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst, complement each other and bring Haida art and mythology alive as never before in an English-speaking world. The collection includes, says Reid, 'a good selection of bestiality, adultery, violence, thievery and assault' (and) demonstrate the richness and range of Haida Mythology, from bawdy yet profound tales of the trickster Raven to poignant, imagistic narratives of love and its complications in a world where animals speak, dreams come real, and demigods, monsters and men live side by side." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TECUMTHA:  SHAWNEE CHIEFTAIN - ASTRAL AVATAR.  REVELATION OF THE TRUE SHAWANO TECUMTHA; DREAMER OF AMITY; LONLEY REDMAN MONARCH AND MIGHTY MENTOR OF THE FOREST; LEAPING PANTHER FRUSTRATED AND SHOOTING STAR BETRAYED; GIGANTIC GENIUS..., Robb, Wallace Havelock.
26 Robb, Wallace Havelock. TECUMTHA: SHAWNEE CHIEFTAIN - ASTRAL AVATAR. REVELATION OF THE TRUE SHAWANO TECUMTHA; DREAMER OF AMITY; LONLEY REDMAN MONARCH AND MIGHTY MENTOR OF THE FOREST; LEAPING PANTHER FRUSTRATED AND SHOOTING STAR BETRAYED; GIGANTIC GENIUS...
Kingston, Canada Abbey Dawn Press 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- Adrian Dingle, A.R.C.A. Signed by Author
223 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Signed on front free endpaper in violet ink with drawing of a feather underneath: "Wallace Havelock Robb". 12 full-page illustrations by Adrian Dingle, including frontispiece (collated). Map. Title page continues: "and Magnificent Mystic Among the Gods." A story of the Shawnee chief, Tecumtha (Tecumseh), written in prose and verse, incorporating fact and mythology. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one corner is bumped, tiny light stain on bottom and fore-edge of text block, minor soiling. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, one or two tiny chips and small tears, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
YOU ARE NEVER ALONE:  OUR LIFE ON THE DONNELLY HOMESTEAD.  REVISED EDITION., Salts, J. Robert. .
27 Salts, J. Robert. . YOU ARE NEVER ALONE: OUR LIFE ON THE DONNELLY HOMESTEAD. REVISED EDITION.
Lucan, Ontario J. Robert Salts 1997 0968156703 / 9780968156704 Revised Edition Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
92 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Inscribed by author on title page: "J. Robert Salt / from the / Donnelly / Homestead / on the / Roman Line". The author, whose family purchased and lived on the old Donnelly homestead, recounts the history of the massacre in which five of the family members died "in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday, February 4th, 1880" and his and others experiences of strange happenings during their subsequent residence. Interior - tiny bump at top/bottom corner of approx. first 15 pages, minor toning on inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump at top/bottom corner of front cover, a few minor wrinkles on covers. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
28 Silvey, Diane. SPIRIT QUEST and TIME OF THE THUNDERBIRD. (KAYA AND TALA ADVENTURES.)
Toronto Dundurn Soft Cover Near Fine Joe Silvey and John Mantha. 
58 pp, 86 pp - 2 volumes 9" H. Spirit Quest (ISBN 9781550028317 - second printing, 2009 - b&w illustrations by Joe Silvey) - "Told in the tradition of rich Coast Salish legend, Diane Silvey recounts the adventures of teenaged twins Kaya and Tala as they journey into the British Columbian wilderness confronting fish and fowl, beast and phantom, on their mission to retrieve a sacred box which symbolizes the spirit of their people. They encounter wolverines, snakes and sharp-toothed fish of the deep as well as ferocious hawkmen and the evil spirits of the underworld as they and their mystical friend Y push ahead on the back on an eagle." Time of the Thunderbird (ISBN 9781550027921 - first printing, 2008 - b&w illustrations by John Mantha) - "Kaya and Tala are on a new mission to discover why the children from a village in British Columbia have disappeared. Earth dwarves are being blamed for the missing children, but the twins are sure they're not at fault. Something very sinister has happened, so the sister and brother set out with Yaket, their friend and companion, to rescue the kidnapped children. Along the way they undergo a series of tests and meet a mysterious owl, a talking rock, a cedar ogre, Aixos, the most ferocious of all sea serpents, and the Thunderbird himself!" Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - clean and bright. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
< PREV  1   2  
 
Some new listings
PAPER STAYS PUT:  A COLLECTION OF INUIT WRITING., Gedalof, Robing, editor.  Mary Panegoosho, Akeeko, Leah Idlout, Markoosie, Eepilk, Alootook Ipellie, John Weetaluk, Anthony Apkark Thrasher, John Ayaruaq, Charlie Patsauq, Peter Pitseolak, Ohokto, Leonie Kappi, Kiakshuk, Nuligak, Mrs. Louis Tapatai, et a
PAPER STAYS PUT: A COLLECTION OF INUIT WRITING.
Gedalof, Robing, editor. Mary Panegoosho, Akeeko, Leah Idlout, Markoosie, Eepilk, Alootook Ipellie, John Weetaluk, Anthony Apkark Thrasher, John Ayaruaq, Charlie Patsauq, Peter Pitseolak, Ohokto, Leonie Kappi, Kiakshuk, Nuligak, Mrs. Louis Tapatai, et a
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

LEGENDS OF VANCOUVER., Johnson, E. Pauline (Tekahionwake).  Preface by Bernard McEvoy.
LEGENDS OF VANCOUVER.
Johnson, E. Pauline (Tekahionwake). Preface by Bernard McEvoy.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

LEGENDS OF QUEBEC.  FROM THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN DOG., Boswell, Hazel.
LEGENDS OF QUEBEC. FROM THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN DOG.
Boswell, Hazel.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

NORVAL MORRISSEAU:  RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION., Morrisseau, Norval.  Preface by Robert Houle.  Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein.
NORVAL MORRISSEAU: RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION.
Morrisseau, Norval. Preface by Robert Houle. Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein.
150.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT., Downie, Mary Alice, retold by.
HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT.
Downie, Mary Alice, retold by.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER.  AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED., Martin, Horace T.
CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER. AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED.
Martin, Horace T.
125.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

YOU ARE NEVER ALONE:  OUR LIFE ON THE DONNELLY HOMESTEAD.  REVISED EDITION., Salts, J. Robert. .
YOU ARE NEVER ALONE: OUR LIFE ON THE DONNELLY HOMESTEAD. REVISED EDITION.
Salts, J. Robert. .
22.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE RAVEN STEALS THE LIGHT., Reid, Bill and Bringhurst, Robert.
THE RAVEN STEALS THE LIGHT.
Reid, Bill and Bringhurst, Robert.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 
 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@CapricornBooks.ca
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie